Quilted Coaster Tutorial

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by Stefanie Knaus of Girl. Inspired. for I Heart Naptime.

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

The kiddos are back in school and the mornings are cooling off!  I don’t know about you, but my craft projects have turned to Fall!  I whipped up a stack of the cutest metallic quilted coasters today and I’m excited to show you just how easily you can make a set!  With just a few supplies and less than an hour, you can make these, too.

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

Supplies:

  • 1/4 yard quilting cotton or you can use scraps
  • 2 sheets of craft felt
  • fabric scissors
  • metallic/regular thread
  • metallic thread sewing machine needles (optional)Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

Step 1:  Begin by cutting 8 – 5″ x 5″ squares from your fabric and 4- 5″ x 5″ squares from your craft felt (you could alternately use quilt batting).

 

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

Step 2:  For each coaster, stack one felt square on the bottom, then one fabric square right side up (wrong side touching the felt), then another fabric square right side down (so right sides of the two fabric squares are touching).

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

Step 3:  Flip the square over so that the felt is up as you sew.  Using a 1/4″ seam, stitch around the perimeter of the square stack, leaving a 2″ opening on one side for turning.  Clip the four corners with fabric scissors.

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

Step 4:  Turn the coaster right side out through the opening.  Use a pointed object (I like to use a chopstick) to press the the corners out completely.  Press the entire coaster well.  Fold in the raw edges of your opening so that they are in line with your seam.  We will close up the opening in the next step.

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

Step 5:  Place a metallic needle and metallic thread in your sewing machine if desired.  Stitch around the perimeter of the coaster, closing up the opening in the process.

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

Step 6:  If desired, use a fabric marker or use the print of your fabric to guide your presser foot as you stitch through the layers to create a diamond pattern or other design of your choosing.  Press again and repeat to make a total of four quilted coasters!

Quilted Coaster Tutorial on iheartnaptime.com

I hope you enjoyed this quilted coaster tutorial!  Now, wrap them up to give to your favorite hostess or put those cute coasters to good use in your home!  Serve a hot beverage with some pastries or these amazing Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls and be sure to stop by Girl. Inspired. to see what else we’ve been up to!

fall-projects

 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Donuts  ~  Easy to Sew Dinner Napkins  ~  Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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Stefanie Knaus blogs over at Girl. Inspired. where she shares sewing projects and tutorials, her latest adventures in cake decorating and sugar consumption, and any sort of DIY crafty thing she can squeeze into her day. She loves throwing parties and decorating her home with a little vintage and a lot of homemade.Stef and her husband are raising three little girls on their “farm” in Northern California. She loves dance parties with her girls, laughing with her husband, hoarding fabric, photography, and, of course, coffee! Stop by Girl. Inspired. and say hi!

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  1. Seaweed & Raine posted on September 6, 2014 at 7:48 am (#
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    These are great! I’ve actually been meaning to make some quitled coasters for a while… I even bought the fabric and the insule-bright to do it with! I hadn’t considered using felt. Was it wool felt, or acrylic?

  2. macncheeesy posted on September 7, 2014 at 10:22 am (#
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    Thank you so much for this!  Do you know what type of needle and thread I should use if I want to use some of that outside fabric that’s water and mildew resistant?  I was hoping I could find some to match the cushions on my outside chairs.  Plus it might be really durable.  

  3. Michelle posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:45 am (#
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    That polka dot fabric is darling! Thanks for the easy tutorial.

  4. Coleen posted on September 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm (#
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    What a great custom gift for a friend! Thanks for sharing!